Mr Michael Mullins > Winston & Strawn LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Winston & Strawn LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60601-9703
United States
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United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

With strengths in esoteric ABS and CLOs, Winston & Strawn LLP is ‘good at owning and proactively running a transactions and getting out in front of any potential problems‘. Jointly led by Jeffrey Stern and Los Angeles-based Daniel Passage, the team has been particularly active in the PACE bond arena. In a market-first transaction, Passage acted for Beach Point Capital Management and CleanFund in relation to the first-ever securitization backed exclusively by C-PACE assessments pursuant to rule 144A. Additionally, Passage and Francisco Flores advised Prosper Marketplace on the securitization of $5.5bn of unsecured consumer loans originated through its web-based platform. Another esoteric mandate, Stern recently advised LTC Global, as sponsor, on a $129.6m securitization of insurance commission receivables arising from the sale of long-term care insurance. In the CLO space, Chicago-based Dave Galainena assisted RAIT Financial Trust with several CRE CLO issuances, and Patrick Hardiman handled high-value CLO issuances for Crestline Denali Capital and THL Credit Advisors. Ronald Jacobson and Michael Mullins are also key figures in the Chicago-based CLO team, which ranks among the market leaders in manager-side work.